The NHS Oncology Conference 2022 London
The NHS Oncology Conference provides a high-value and peers focused platform for NHS Oncology and Cancer specialists to share practical insights and best practices from across the UK. Our physical events offer a unique opportunity to meet with key sector stakeholders in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, this provides an ideal chance to discuss strategic change and learn from some of the most well-respected public sector professionals in the country, all while soaking up the lovely atmosphere our venues and audience provide.
The Covid pandemic caused a sharp increase in waiting times and backlogs in a healthcare system that was already operating extremely close to its maximum capacity. By September 2021, it’s estimated there were 5.83 million patients on the waiting list for elective care, 1.95 million of those patients had been waiting for more than 18 weeks, including 301,000 waiting for more than a year.
To try and reduce further crisis NHS England set up a national Cancer Recovery Taskforce, headed up by Professor Peter Johnson, National Clinical Director for Cancer, and includes representatives from cancer charities, royal colleges, national teams and the NHS Cancer Programme’s Patient and Public Voices (PPV) Forum
The task force’s focus is the recovery of cancer services and it reports to the National Cancer Board which oversees the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for cancer – to diagnose 75% of cancers at stage 1 or 2, and for 55,000 more people to survive for five years or more by 2028.
The task force’s roles are to:
National Cancer Board.
the responsibility of stakeholders outside the NHS Cancer Programme (eg public
awareness, cancer screening, infection control measures)
and engage with the wider cancer community on the national delivery of the
the recovery plan and its progress.
Our upcoming conference aims to provide delegates with clear direction on the national strategy, which has been set in motion to help reduce the pressure on NHS Oncology services, and how it plans to support the people working in our NHS – the GPs, nurses, oncologists, radiographers and radiologists to name but a few – who will deliver these improvements at a local level.
Join us at The NHS Oncology Conference 2022 as we explore these new areas of best practice, network with peers and share insights across a short but high-value conference.
Research sources: NHS England and improvement, Cancer Research UK, The Guardian, Health Education England
The NHS Oncology Conference 2021: Innovating Through Backlogs Overview:
Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist
GP, National RDC Clinical Lead
Registration, Networking & Breakfast
Chairs Opening Address
Matthew Gould, Chief Executive of NHSX (invited)
RDC#2 – piloting site-specific pathways, new roles & new sites (Confirmed)
Dr Pinkie Chambers, Cancer Pharmacist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (invited)
Main Sponsor - Confirmed
Main Sponsor - Details TBC
Morning Break, Networking & Refreshments
Chairs Morning Reflections
Case Study - THOR
Michael Chapman, NHS Digital Director of Research and Clinical Trials, & Alison Allam, DATA-CAN Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Group (Invited)
Case Study - Sight Diagnostics UK Ltd
Implementing the cancer rehabilitation model at scale to improve patient and system outcomes (Confirmed)
This presentation discusses how the outcomes from the Greater Manchester Prehab4Cancer programme can be replicated across other cancer sites and treatments to benefit patients and NHS systems. It highlights the need for rehabilitation and rehabilitation to become a standard of care for people with cancer
Networking and Lunch
Chairs Afternoon Address
Sam Behjati Group Leader Wellcome Sanger Institute (Invited)
Case Study - Piota Healthcare Apps (Confirmed)
Innovation in AI panel debate:
End of Day
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